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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depress  \De*press"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Depressed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Depressing}.]  [L.  depressus  p.  p.  of  deprimere  de- 
  +  premere  to  press.  See  {Press}.] 
  1.  To  press  down  to  cause  to  sink;  to  let  fall;  to  lower; 
  as  to  depress  the  muzzle  of  a  gun;  to  depress  the  eyes. 
  ``With  lips  depressed.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  bring  down  or  humble;  to  abase,  as  pride. 
 
  3.  To  cast  a  gloom  upon  to  sadden;  as  his  spirits  were 
  depressed. 
 
  4.  To  lessen  the  activity  of  to  make  dull;  embarrass,  as 
  trade  commerce,  etc 
 
  5.  To  lessen  in  price;  to  cause  to  decline  in  value;  to 
  cheapen;  to  depreciate. 
 
  6.  (Math.)  To  reduce  (an  equation)  in  a  lower  degree. 
 
  {To  depress  the  pole}  (Naut.),  to  cause  the  sidereal  pole  to 
  appear  lower  or  nearer  the  horizon,  as  by  sailing  toward 
  the  equator. 
 
  Syn:  To  sink;  lower;  abase;  cast  down  deject;  humble; 
  degrade;  dispirit;  discourage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depressed  \De*pressed"\,  a. 
  1.  Pressed  or  forced  down  lowed;  sunk;  dejected;  dispirited; 
  sad;  humbled. 
 
  2.  (Bot.) 
  a  Concave  on  the  upper  side  --  said  of  a  leaf  whose 
  disk  is  lower  than  the  border. 
  b  Lying  flat;  --  said  of  a  stem  or  leaf  which  lies  close 
  to  the  ground. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Having  the  vertical  diameter  shorter  than  the 
  horizontal  or  transverse;  --  said  of  the  bodies  of 
  animals,  or  of  parts  of  the  bodies. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depressed 
  adj  1:  lower  than  previously;  "the  market  is  depressed";  "prices 
  are  down"  [syn:  {down(p)}] 
  2:  (biology)  flattened  downward  as  if  pressed  from  above  or 
  flattened  along  the  dorsal  and  ventral  surfaces 
  3:  low  in  spirits;  "lonely  and  blue  in  a  strange  city"; 
  "depressed  by  the  loss  of  his  job";  "a  dispirited  and 
  resigned  expression  on  her  face";  "downcast  after  his 
  defeat";  "feeling  discouraged  and  downhearted"  [syn:  {blue}, 
  {dispirited},  {down(p)},  {downcast},  {downhearted},  {low}, 
  {low-spirited}] 
  4:  having  the  central  portion  lower  than  the  margin;  "a 
  depressed  pustule"  [syn:  {indented}] 




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